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  • Posted in thread: Which Thermometer Do You Trust?? on 11-22-2015 at 03:09 PM
    While this isn't the perfect solution, you can at least have a quick sanity check by putting
    both thermometers into boiling water. Water boils at 212 deg (unless you are at really high

  • Posted in thread: Very cloudy cider on 11-21-2015 at 10:52 PM
    Was your cider from fresh juice or bottled (filtered, pasteurized) juice? The former might have
    issues with pectin haze. Then I don't think finings help - pectic enzyme might be in order. If
    the latte...

  • Posted in thread: Gift ideas help! on 11-21-2015 at 02:36 AM
    I agree with Yooper here, without knowing his setup, it's tough to guess what he needs. If
    someone gave me a glass carboy, it would sit and collect dust (I use better bottles... lighter
    & safer). I re...

  • Posted in thread: First non kit brew on 10-31-2015 at 06:51 PM
    I did a tripel with whiskey-soaked oak chips earlier this year and it turned out great. Whiskey
    was from a local distiller, so unless you are in the Virginia area I can't recommend based on
    my own exp...

  • Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 10-31-2015 at 02:21 PM

  • Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 10-30-2015 at 02:09 PM
    Beer Type: TripelBatch Size: 5IBUs: 39Color: 3Original Gravity: 1.068Amount of Oak Used: 2Time
    beer spent in contact with Oak: 84Did you soak Oak in distilled spirit?: yesResults: 2

  • Posted in thread: Oak Aging Survey on 10-30-2015 at 02:07 PM
    Hey brewers, get out those brew logs! If you've brewed using oak chips before (no barrel aging,
    please), please take the survey below.Here's a little background. Here on the forum, plenty of
    people ha...

  • Posted in thread: Extract Recipe Scaling... Is it linear? on 10-30-2015 at 01:19 PM
    In general, yes. Malt (grain or extract) scales linearly. Hops will, but keep in mind that hop
    utilization is a function of both boil volume and final volume. Most adjuncts will scale
    linearly, but th...

  • Posted in thread: Black IPA Attempt on 10-05-2015 at 11:27 PM
    BUT, take that pound of Carafa III and split it. Mash half a pound for the length of the mash,
    and put the last half in with 10-5 min left to achieve that dark color without over doing it on
    the roast...

  • Posted in thread: OKT Fest Ale on 10-05-2015 at 11:10 PM
    Sorry, I haven't been logging on regularly, didn't mean to ignore your question.So beers can be
    broken into 2 major categories, ales and lagers. Ale yeast ferments at the top and at temps at
    approx 60...

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